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2010-08-09 08:55:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK - 12 and adult education assessment solutions, has been awarded the Archdiocese of Omaha Benchmark Assessment Program contract. The announcement was made following a year of research by a committee comprising administrators from the rural and metro schools and members of the Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools Office. Beginning in October 2010, TerraNova(TM), Third Edition (TerraNova 3) will be the...

2010-07-29 05:07:00

BLACKBURN, England, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Promethean World Plc (LSE: PRW), a world leader in the rapidly growing global market for interactive learning technology, has announced that it has agreed to acquire SynapticMash Inc, a start-up US education formative assessment software company. The acquisition is expected to complete before the end of July 2010. The initial consideration is $10 million in cash, of which $1 million is deferred for 18 months. A further performance related...

2010-06-28 14:17:00

DENVER, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTE Conference (Booth 610) -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leader in PreK-12 and adult education, and Promethean, a leading provider of interactive learning technology, today announced an alliance linking the Promethean ActivExpression Learner Response Devices ("clickers") to CTB's Acuity UnWired® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. Students can take assessments using the wireless ActivExpressions instead of pencils and paper or computer...

2010-06-23 15:48:00

MONTEREY, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, announced today the release of Acuity PhD(TM), a new on-demand professional development library to support the Company's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. Developed by educators, for educators, Acuity PhD is an innovative collection of online professional development courses for teachers, assessment coordinators, and administrators. By...

2010-06-18 11:02:00

DOVER, N.H., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students who require support accessing assessments will have a better and more successful testing experience, thanks to the joint efforts of Measured Progress and Nimble Assessment Systems. The two organizations have entered into a master partner agreement to create and administer assessments that provide appropriate accessibility and accommodations for students with disabilities. Specifically, the organizations will respond together to...

2010-06-10 08:56:00

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It is important that teachers effectively evaluate their students' progress in math at an early stage to enhance instruction and individual student performance. These are the same teachers who will benefit greatly from McGraw-Hill Education's TEAM (Tools for Early Assessment in Math), a new one-on-one screening tool used to measure students' math skill levels through a diagnostic assessment. TEAM identifies students' level of thinking along learning...

2010-05-27 14:42:00

MONTEREY, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leader in K-12 and adult education, today announced that the Company's Acuity® solution has won "Best Student Assessment Solution" for the second consecutive year in the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award program. The announcement came at a special CODiE Awards reception held in San Francisco, California, on May 24, 2010. Acuity is a groundbreaking online InFormative...

2010-04-21 12:46:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renaissance Learning(TM), Inc., (Nasdaq: RLRN), a leading provider of technology to support personalized practice, differentiated instruction, and progress monitoring in reading, math, and writing for pre-K-12 schools and districts, announced that its Board of Directors increased the quarterly cash dividend by 14%, from $.07 per share to $.08 per share. The cash dividend of $.08 per share is payable June 1, 2010 to shareholders of...

2010-04-13 15:00:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renaissance Learning, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLRN) announced today the introduction of Accelerated Math for Intervention, a research-based math intervention program focused on filling critical skill gaps through diagnostic testing, differentiated practice, and targeted instruction for struggling math students in grades 3-12. This new product combines professional development specifically designed for use as a Response to Intervention (RTI)...

2010-04-12 10:14:00

NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Solutions Center today announced that Page Keeley, senior program director at the Maine Mathematics and Science Association, will be joining as a contributing author for K-12 science. An active member of the science education community for over 25 years, Ms. Keeley brings a wealth of knowledge in K-12 and higher education, including expertise in professional...


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